Boys and Girls Club of Sierra County
The BGCSC is a non-profit organization opened in 2008, 250 unduplicated youth 6th grade through 12th grade in the community. Years of research confirm that youth who participate in after school programs can reap a host of positive academic, social, prevention, and health benefits, such as: improved academic achievement, improved social and developmental outcomes, increased percentage of healthy lifestyles, and increased knowledge of nutrition and exercise. The research further shows that out-of-school time activities for youth have posi tive impacts on a range of prevention outcomes includ ing avoidance of drug and alcohol use, decreases in delinquency and violent behavior, increased knowledge of safe sex, avoidance of sexual activity, and reduction in juvenile crime.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Boys and Girls Club of Sierra County offers tutoring and homework help, academic enrichment, the arts, music, computer technology, as well as character development and leadership programs, college and career readiness, and recreational activities for youth members between the ages of 12 and 18, or 6th through 12th grade. Youth not in school and adult learner can access the computer lab and tutoring room during non-club hours. Service learning, on-the-job training, and internships are available.
HOURS OF OPERATION
When school is out, the Boys and Girls Club is in. During the school year we are open no less than 20 hours per week. Summer hours are no less than 30 hours per week.
Youth Programming: Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Times are typically extended during summer months to 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Administrative: Monday through Thursday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM